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Low Level Rage

Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell

Low Level Rage is a live call-in show hosted by Tim and Lauren in Chicago Friday nights from 9-11pm Central. These are the archives. Listen to the show live at lowlevelrage.com.

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Apr 5, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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You forgot the Low Level Rage highlight reel, but it's back! A million years ago we said some funny stuff, and here it all is. All of it. Including firing the catering staff, butts, some freaky bed music, Vin Diesel, sauerkraut, and more! Listen and revisit the magic.
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Apr 4, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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A caller got a face scar, leading Lauren and Tim to their new career as motivational speakers! Hot takes about Intellectual Property. The Carebears Movie Trailer. Tim picked a fight at work. The debut of Tea Tim's TeaTime. Emma calls about plants and cat revenge! A new contest is announced! Some Easter chat, some hot grammar topics, and a call to procure delicious beverages for next week.
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Mar 21, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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It's a PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: the first installment of Low Level Rage Movie Club! Find a copy of MIAMI CONNECTION and get ready to listen along as Tim and Lauren watch the cheerful martial arts antics of the amazing band Dragon Sound. Featuring: a weird gang! Fun rock jams! Amazing kicking action! Hipster Scarface! And Tim and Lauren get really wrapped up in the lives of the members of Dragon Sound.
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Mar 14, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Spackle, revisited. Job talk. The Lunchbreak Problem. Tim versus Ed Sheeran. Tim and Lauren versus Ed Sheeran. Tim and Lauren decide that Justin Bieber is better than Ed Sheeran. The greatest music video pick-up line. Lauren's K-Pop Corner. This devolves back into more Sheeran beefing, which leads to Tim and Lauren reviewing the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Only the hottest of takes abound! Plus the official announcement of LLR Movie Club, and the next Book Club assignment.
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Mar 7, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim is an X-Man. The LLR Theme Song Contest, which still has no entries. Enter the contest! Topic: what is the best thing that people hate but they're wrong? Tim sings the Speed Racer theme! Emma calls and much talk of goo ensues. Controversy about what is a double. Topic: if you could see any band play any show - or avoid this - what would it be? Chris and Judy call with some rambunctious band talk. Lauren is in the Mullet-Sphere. Callie calls to talk jelly beans and concert performances. The...
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Feb 28, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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The LLR Theme Song Contest! Birthday celebrations break the broadcast system! Remic calls! Nostalgia for the bad old days. Jeff calls! A lengthy discussion of Doogie Howser. #LLRBookClub. Tim and Lauren review a pop song submitted by a listener. And Callie calls with some hot Pono talk.
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Feb 21, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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The first episode since our new broadcast system went live! It's . . . let's just say there are some issues. Be advised the audio gets weird and spooky and it's not just you imagining things! Just like the very first episodes of LLR, all over again. ANYWAY: Tim tries to figure out the internet. The official launch of Slag on Slate. A lengthy discussion of Radio Pictionary. Tips for apartment dwellers. More Billy Corgan chat, and a lot of Yelp reviews. A TERRIFYING NOISE. Lauren comes up with a...
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Feb 7, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Low Level Rage returns, but Tim and Lauren are sad and tired, so they decide it is time for karaoke. New hits and old favorites in the LLR karaoke repertoire. No one knows the words to The Sign, Lauren stirs up controversy with regard to The Cars, and Tim practices his best Billy Corgan. Find out which song almost got Lauren arrested! Find out how Tim tricked himself into rapping! Plus an extra half hour featuring possibly the greatest ten minutes in LLR history.
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Jan 24, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim and Lauren attempt to determine the perfect heist rosters for eleven whole separate Ocean's 11s. Featuring the Ghost 11, Modern Authors 11, Gary Oldman 11, AND A BUNCH MORE! You'll have to listen to find out. More Brad Pitt than anyone expected, Tim is obsessed with Wisconsin, and Tim and Lauren do a lot of sound effects. Plus some fast talking feats at the end!
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Jan 10, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Lauren is moving! Tales of moving: woes and triumphs. Lauren has too many books. Emma has many tips for doing away with books, a subject of huge controversy. The take-a-book party. Moving on April 1. Moving in New York. Some hot political jokes. The saddest thing Greg's ever heard. Chris calls with tales of drugs and couch fires. Lauren learns that she owns a bunch of haunted tapes. And the announcement of the Low Level Rage book club!
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Jan 3, 2015 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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It's a new year with Low Level Rage! Tim is sick so it's Music Night . . . except it doesn't work out that way. Tim tries to drink an entire bottle of cough syrup. Listener birthdays! Dangerous animal statistic speculation. Trash talk about dead authors. Chris calls with a tale of thieving, fights, arrests, and urine. Lots. Plenty of pee talk on this extra-amazing LLR! Plus drug talk, someone wins the John Cale Contest, and a big ol' fight about nuts.
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Dec 28, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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It's the final LLR of 2014! A Holiday Ban is in effect. Does Tim have hidden ESP talents? LLR investigates! This leads to much talk of psychics, late nite radio, and horoscopes. Lauren and Tim work out the details of the hot new game Lauren Guesses What a Movie is About and Probably Improves its Stupid Plot. Screenwriters, take note! And the inauguration of the first-ever LLR contest, which no one manages to win.
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Dec 21, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Adventures at the Company Party. Tensions run high in the first hour, with arguments about basketball, sports, and ecology! The second hour is better. Promise. A two-hour lightning round of All of the Topics Lauren crowdsourced at the Company Party. Tim and Lauren attempt to befriend our first-ever random non-US listener. Hi, Andy from Norway! Hot takes on NPR, Canada, child sacrifice, and food allergies. And Callie helps with the rest of LLR's Night of a Thousand Topics!
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Dec 13, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Lauren and Tim consider writing an LLR theme song, an idea which promptly goes nowhere. Drug Stabbing Time. The worst words. Remic calls with a holiday joke. Lauren needs a karaoke standard. Lauren and Tim perform the much-anticipated Laundry Time. A bit of role-play about Christmas caroling, a little singing, and a scary moment at the end!
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Dec 6, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Lauren turns a critical ear on Tim's most embarrassing records, which leads to possibly the ten most unlistenable minutes of the show to date. Emma calls to discuss Barenaked Ladies. Lauren performs a reading of Steven Page's amazing poetry and gets really into the BNL Christmas album. Prince Charles calls to write a jingle about bears. Cabela's: you owe us 50k. Bagels! And Lauren and Callie sing a new jingle to the tune of Armour Hot Dogs!
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Nov 29, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tales of Thanksgiving! Survival tips! Pizza Pockets, helicopter rides, and lots and lots of booze talk. Strategies for acquiring leftovers. Lauren and Tim rank all the kinds of pie. Speculation about both Ben and Jerry. Zune wars! Donut wars! And calls from Callie and Emma!
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Nov 22, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Mixlr destroys the first part of the show, so we jump in with zero context to the worst Christmas song ever! Lauren becomes a Belieber! The quest for Christmas karaoke leads to some weird stuff. Tim fakes his way through Christmas songs. A fight about Greensleeves. Tim plays Shatner while Lauren and Emma discuss Handel. And Tim and Lauren tackle some of the season's most difficult jams! Grab a beverage and sing along!
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Nov 15, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Low Level Rage returns, but Tim is in Kansas City and Lauren flails wildly for two hours. An investigation of why Lauren and Emma never get invited to weddings. Low Level Awards. Loads of Low Level Secrets. Emma reads the greatest YA novel line ever. A Low Level Tech Problem that just goes on and on, forever. And Tim finally calls to save the show. Mouse Nero! Haunted ballrooms! And more!
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Nov 1, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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It's Halloween on LLR! Lauren is obsessed with NOAA's unexplained sounds. Haunted whiskey is consumed. Tim and Lauren try to uncover some haunted websites and/or places. What are the scariest scenes in any movie? The listeners fail Tim and Lauren, who end up watching a lot of singularly unscary video clips and one that's pretty good. A haunted Adobo Grill? Tim gets obsessed with the six types of hauntings. And a bemused dude witnesses a seance gone awry.
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Oct 25, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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It's the premiere of NBC's Constantine on LLR! Tim and Lauren bask in the glory of Matt Ryan's intense gaze, problematic accents, and tons of demon voices! Did the show blow its entire budget in the pilot? What about Constantine's BFF? Watch at home and listen along with your hosts! PLUS an entire second hour of other stuff! Featuring Halloween overrated/underrated, Tim gets really mad for some reason, Lauren picks fights about gourds and cosplay, and some speculation about cross-stitch.
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Oct 18, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Friday nights are ragier than ever on Low Level Rage. Tim's ethical conundrums. Conundra? Tips about tips. Lauren becomes a rage-filled advice columnist for people who shouldn't be seeking advice in the first place. Much trash talk about America's Elite Institutions of Higher Education. Lauren is mad about spackling and bagel tools. Tim is mad about deli counters and pedestrian traffic. And an EXTREMELY SPECIAL UNDERSEA GUEST makes an appearance!
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Oct 4, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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More of Music Night! LLR drinking game rules. Tim and Lauren pass some exams! Twitter feuds and feuds about Twitter. Was 2006 the best year for music? Lauren drones on about post-rock, and Tim does laundry. Tales from women who have braved the post-rock scene. Tales of Tim Rutili. Lauren finally succeeds at getting a World's End Girlfriend song onto the program. And an exciting cat ownership origin story!
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Sep 20, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Music Night on LLR! Low Level News and an early birthday present. Lauren talks Destroyer, Tim talks Wire, and hot takes abound. Uh, It's a Band. A special GBV bed music competition. Tales of Tim's past, and Lauren sings! Tim's DMB pick of the month. Bedhead, The Mountain Goats, and a little bit of post-rock. Earnestness abounds! If you like music, you should darn well like this show.
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Sep 13, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim and Lauren craft an adventure for listeners to choose, but everyone chooses not to listen to the show instead. So Maggie and Callie made all your choices for you this week, everyone. Good job. The Rubber Band Challenge. More gross phrases. And an adventure in which parents arrive in town, phones die, people get lost, and maybe something bad happens at the end. Just like the tales of our youth!
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Sep 6, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim tries to teach Lauren how to play Magic: The Gathering but everyone keeps getting distracted. Plants, cats, and laptops. Tales from Tim's past as a callow youth. Beer confusion! Sauerkraut! Lauren muddles through the basics of Magic. Low Level Rage is accepting beer sponsorships: take note, beer sponsors! A caller calls with an exciting tale of mistaken identity, and Tim takes karaoke to a whole new level.
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Sep 4, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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The return of the Low Level Rage highlight reel! Some of the best bits of two more eventful months in LLR history. Including ghost talk, job hunts, and the birth of Tim and Lauren's obsession with Jock Jams. Plus a couple weird interviews and some singing!
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Aug 30, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Low Level Rage returns . . . except Mixlr fails to work for half an hour, so by the time the show starts Tim and Lauren are even more steamed than usual. What to do instead of running away to join the circus? Baseball of the Minor League and punk rock varieties. Tim relates at least two majorly embarrassing stories. Fred almost doesn't not tell a horrifying tale. Hot on-theme Burning Man Talk and weird gross phrases. And karaoke!
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Aug 13, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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The karaoke machine causes Massive Technological Failure, so the first half-hour of the show is not archived. If you missed it, you missed out! Tim and Lauren play the intro to Semi-Charmed Life about eight times and get mad. But they prevail and Maximum Karaoke Jams are achieved! No words can describe it. Greg invents a new form of karaoke, and Callie calls in with another installation of Jock Jams. Plus dancing, and an announcement!
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Aug 6, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Low Level Rage returns! No one calls and Tim and Lauren see red. Tim took a lawyer test, to the terror of all exam proctors. Various ways to troll rich people. Tim will be Mayor of Chicago, and Lauren wants to trade Beanie Babies on the NYSE. Tim and Lauren have an exciting proposal for John Hodgman relating to the subject of celebrity Dungeons and Dragons. And Tim does a voice. For a really, really long time.
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Jul 23, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim and Lauren rewrite the lyrics to songs with help from the callers. Cats and official LLR enemy Iggy Azalea (including an interruption from an actual cat). Some Canadian stuff. Tim and Lauren defeated by Nick Gilder. An hour spent vastly improving a Billy Joel song by way of the X-Files, plus something really horrible at the end!
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Jul 16, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Lauren can't get the levels right. Enemies lists. Tim and Lauren try to do rants that the other person would normally do, which goes as well as it sounds like it would. Star Wars, Canadian immigration, and a bunch of swearing about Pokemon. Lauren makes an uncharacteristic number of stupid puns. Mixlr turns out to be garbage, again. Lauren tries to remember all of the fast food jingles, and Tim wants to eat Taco Bell. Maybe next week!
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Jul 9, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim's amazing tribute to Germany's amazing football spills over into amazing sports metaphors. Tim fires his entire household staff, and Lauren plans their expensive vacation in exotic locales. Plus the worst twitterers, reviews of GPS coordinate generators, and Kyrgyzstan, for some reason. A real voyage of discovery!
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Jul 2, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Kitten repossession and Snipes Scoops. Tim and Lauren demonstrate amazing literariness. Perplexing billboards. Remembrance of jeans past, present, and terrible! Plus dark secrets of library book borrowers, and Tim tries to remember what fish he is talking about.
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Jun 25, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Fitz talk. Tim does battle with the elements and loses. Some weirdo, possibly an alien, calls up to talk about e-cigs. Speculation about the true nature of chemtrails. More footie madness! Tales of cycling tragedy and acute embarrassment, dead rats and condos. Lauren reviews a variety of parades from around our Cool Nation. And more clown talk!
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Jun 18, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Summer Fever sets in! Footie, blockbusters, and more of Nature's Wrath. RPG talk in unexpected places and RIP talk of Tony Gwynn. Tim and Lauren start to make their summer checklist! Lots of advice for Emma's dad, who is preparing to go to Burning Man. And Wisconsin clowns!
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Jun 11, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Low Level Rage returns, now on a new night! Tim and Lauren do some Real Talk about their actual lives, including discussion of robberies, dumpsters, and persistent head colds. The introduction of Nature's Wrath! Gross mosquito bites and hundreds of bees! Much talk of how much summer camp sucks, and some Houseplant Chat. Plus a great call about bear terror!
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May 20, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Lauren interviews Craig the Manatee and many exciting secrets come to light! Tim and Lauren listen to some jock jams to get pumped up, then have their illusions shattered by a gross jock jam. The thrilling debut of Ultimate 20 Questions 2K14 features at least one group of animals and a North American event.
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May 17, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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The hot debut of the Low Level Rage highlight reel is here! Catch up on the show's first two months as Tim and Lauren battle tech problems, take some good calls, and start to figure out what the heck this show is all about. This voyage of discovery includes manatees, dream sequences, tire-slashing, and more!
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May 13, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim and Lauren almost pass out in the studio. Things get pretty grim before jock jams save the day. Lyrics are read, songs are sung, and Tim keeps getting sidetracked. Plus a call about fridges and the saddest statue in the world. A weird night!
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May 6, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Something weird happens to Tim, again. Dumb famous people are discussed. Tim gets to be annoying, finally. Greg explains some movie, some callers get splashed, and it turns out that Cop Rock is actually terrible. Tim sings, and Lauren decides to go work at a zoo. Good times!
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Apr 29, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim threatens to do something really annoying if people don't call. And they do! Canadian shopping, more manatees, and weird ways to bite the big one. Plus a tiny running back and much talk of ghosts. This one was fun!
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Apr 22, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Nobody steps up to discuss their nightmares, so Tim and Lauren are left to their own devices for two hours. The stuff of nightmares involves mold people, bent cops, and Bono. A lot of Bono. Also a freaky ghost janitor, a lethal game of Operation, and a stroll through ruined Chicago. Plus something weird happens to Tim. Only Callie saw this one through to the end, so maybe it was really alienating? Who knows!
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Apr 15, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim gets bitten by the rock bug and goes nuts. Lauren is mad at some cell phone talkers. The Greatest Dream Ever Written takes shape in five eventful acts featuring Elvis Costello, your high school English teacher, and an amazing zinger. The sets are pretty cool, too. Plus a couple of phone calls from under the sea, and the bed music gets really freaky halfway through!
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Apr 1, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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It's the first meeting of the Low Level Rage Disaster Preparedness Brigade and After-School Club! Craig calls to discuss his documentary "Coral: What Is Coral." Tim's ideal treehouse gets totally out of control. Lauren needs twenty pounds of salt and an RV. Callers make their bid to be on the winningest apocalypse-survival team, Callie slays some turkeys, and Lauren learns about "Waterworld"!
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Mar 25, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Tim talks Cowtown, lyrical annotation, and awkward message boards. The childhood importance of Heaven and Earth. Lauren hangs out in chat rooms attached to promotional websites and asks hard-hitting questions. Listeners help create the List of Trivial Annoyances. Plus Emma talks to elves, some callers get splashed, and a manatee gets a call from his family.
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Mar 18, 2014 Tim Schaefer and Lauren Caldwell
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Lauren tells horror stories about work. Tim and Lauren taste-test some fancy Malort, and Tim does a punitive drinking game. Fred from Honolulu calls in to discuss novelty hats, Sarah teaches listeners some creative swears, and Nowah wants to know who Kenji is. Plus facts about St Patrick and some splashing noises!